The Tsumkwe Energy project took place in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia from 2008-2012. Tsumkwe is Namibia’s largest off-grid settlement and home to the indigenous minority of Namibia’s San community. The closest electricity grid access point is 300 kilometers away. The settlement is not scheduled for grid electrification within the next 20 years. The objective was to facilitate the supply of electricity through a solar-diesel hybrid energy source.
The project "Facilidad Sur Solar", in the South of the Dominican Republic, is achieving great results by implementing affordable energy services based on renewable energy for lighting, water purification and refrigeration in very poor communities. The beneficiaries are individuals and families at the threshold of extreme poverty and with little access to basic services.
The project “Programa Comunitário para Acesso a Energias Renováveis”, that take place in Guinea-Bissau, has come a long way since its initiation. The project aims to ensure quality, reliable and sustainable access to electricity to the centre of semi-rural Bambadinca using renewable energy sources. The project seeks to improve the living conditions of the local households, the local commerce and the performance of institutions (schools, hospitals and local administration).
A new call for proposal for fragile states, under the ACP-EU Energy Facility II, was launched at the beginning of 2014. The funding, with a budget of EUR 15 million, is dedicated to fragile states and will help beneficiary partner countries to tackle energy challenges. As a result, 9 new projects have been contracted. Some projects are already under implementation and others are about to be initiated. The projects aim to increase access to energy in rural and peri-urban areas in Mali, Somalia, Burundi and Liberia.
The ACP-EU Energy Facility II supports projects aiming to increase access to modern, affordable and sustainable energy services for the rural poor in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. A second call for proposals under the ACP-EU Energy Facility II, with a budget of EUR 55 million has recently closed. The result is 22 new projects, targeting rural electrification, that have just been contracted.